Dr. Mathilde Krim, Founder Of AmFAR, Passes Away At 91

Dr. Mathilde Krim, Founder Of AmFAR, Passes Away At 91

HIV/AIDS activist Peter Staley shared via Facebook last night that Dr. Mathilde Krim, who founded the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR), passed away at the age of 91.

My greatest AIDS hero died a few hours ago. Dr. Mathilde Krim, founder of amfAR, warrior against homophobia and AIDS-related stigma, dedicated defender of science and public health, and mother-figure and mentor to countless activists, will leave a deep hole in the continued fight against AIDS — a fight she dedicated her life to. She as 91.

Watch AmFAR’s 2011 tribute to her below.

And don’t let the stoic photo fool you. According to Staley, she clearly enjoyed life to its fullest.